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Date: May 02, 2012

Time: 7:00 PM

City: New York, New York

Venue: The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Presenter: PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature


The Kronos Quartet: Exit Strategies

Performed by the Kronos Quartet
With speakers Rula Jebreal, Marjane Satrapi, and Tony Kushner

Rula Jebreal, speaker

Ramallah Underground (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Tashweesh *
Terry Riley (live remix by Kronos) / Riley Modular Activist Remix of The Gift
from Salome Dances for Peace [Excerpt] *
Ram Narayan (arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) / Raga Mishra Bhairavi: Alap [Excerpt] +
Traditional (arr. Stephen Prutsman) / Wa Habibi (Beloved) +
István Márta / Doom. A Sigh (Excerpt) *

Marjane Satrapi, speaker

Traditional (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Smyrneiko Minore +
Midhat Assem (arr. Osvaldo Golijov) / Ya Habibi Ta’ala (My Love, Come Quickly) +
Traditional (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Lullaby +

Laurie Anderson (arr. Jacob Garchik)
/ Flow +

Tony Kushner, speaker

Vladimir Martynov / Schubert-Quintet (Unfinished) [Excerpt] *

Scott Johnson / It Raged from How It Happens (The Voice of I.F. Stone) *
Traditional (arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) / Tusen Tankar (A Thousand Thoughts) +
Terry Riley / One Earth, One People, One Love from Sun Rings [Excerpt] *

Discussion with Rula Jebreal, Marjane Satrapi, and Tony Kushner

Franghiz Ali-Zadeh / Mugam Sayagi [Excerpt] *
Valentin Silvestrov / String Quartet No. 3: II. Pastorale *
Aleksandra Vrebalov / spell no. 4, for a changing world *

Hamza El Din (realized by Tohru Ueda) / Escalay (Water Wheel) [Excerpt] *

Updated:  05/03/2012  –  * Written for Kronos /  + Arranged for Kronos / /


Recent World Premiere

Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 6 premiered at the Chan Centre in Vancouver (Oct 19, 2013), followed by performances at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV (Oct 21), Clarice Smith Center in College Park, MD (Oct 24), and Stanford Live in Stanford, CA (Jan 15, 2014). Upcoming performances include Krannert Center in Urbana, IL (Mar 19), Théâtre de la Ville in Paris (May 5), the Barbican in London (May 13) and more.

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